Mayday Lavender Recipes For Yourself Or For Mother’s Day!

Lavender Cream & Lavender Night Cream.

This is an antiseptic cream and has been traditionally used for all manner of minor cuts, abrasions, bruises etc.
* 125 g white wax
500g sweet almond oil
370 g distilled water
10 g essential oil of lavender
2.5 g spike oil

Lavender Ointment

25 drops essential oil of lavender
10 drops essential oil of lemon or neroli
5 drops essential oil of thyme
2 tablespoons oil of lavender
60 g pure beeswax
Warm the beeswax in a small pot in a roasting pan of hot water and, when melted, beat in the oil of lavender; then, as the ointment cools, add the essential oils, continuing to beat until cool. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator.

lavender-essential-oilOil of Lavender

This is not the commercially distilled essential oil, but a rubbing oil which can be used at full strength. {Essential oil of lavender obtained by distillation of fresh lavender flowers should be diluted in light vegetable oil for use as a massage oil when needed.}
To make oil of lavender, take a clean glass bottle and add to it a good large handful o fresh lavender flowers and cover with one litre of olive oil. Cover and leave to macerate in the warmth of the sun for three to five days. Strain through a cloth, add fresh flowers to the bottle and return the lavender-infused oil. Repeat until the oil is highly perfumed and charged with the active principles of lavender.

Lavender Night Cream

1 tablespoon avocado oil or apricot oil
1 tablespoon almond oil
3 tablespoons lanolin
1 teaspoon oil of lavender {see
‘Oil of Lavender’}
If you work outside a lot this is the ideal answer to sore chapped hands and weather-beaten skin.
Put the lanolin in an ovenproof bowl and place in a roasting pan half full of hot water.
Pour in the avocado and almond oil and beat well to completely combine.
Remove from the heat and continue to beat as the mixture cools and thickens.
Add the oil of lavender. Continue beating until mixture is thick and creamy and cool.
Pour into a small pot, cover, and store in the refrigerator.
Vitamin E can be added by squeezing the contents of 2 or 3 capsules at the same stage as oil of lavender is added.

Lavender Bath Cream & Moisturising Cream

lavender-hand-creamLavender Bath Cream

This recipe makes the bathwater feel ultra soft, fragrant and luxurious, leaving the skin satiny and moisturized with no greasy residue on either you or the bath tub.
Add 1/4 cup to each bathtub when the water is adjusted to body temperature.
Very hot water will curdle it like custard!
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup almond oil or peach kernel or sesame oil
10 drops oil of lavender
10 drops oil of bergamot
4 drops oil of verbena
2 cups water
Place the egg yolk in the blender and whirl.
Mix together the oil with the various essential oils and, with the blender on, gradually add the oil.
Now turn the blender to high speed and add the water in a thin stream into the bowl.
If there is no blender to call upon, the same procedure will work with an egg beater or whisk-it’s just tougher on the muscles!
The cream can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Shake well before use.

Lavender Body Moisturizing Cream

1/3 cup white beeswax {chips or grated from block}
3 tablespoons lanolin
12 tablespoons sweet almond oil
4 tablespoons distilled water
20 drops oil of lavender
20 drops oil of orange
10 drops oil of rosemary
10 drops oil of bergamot
Melt the wax chips in a double boiler over hot water, add the lanolin and blend, whisk together then slowly add the almond oil.
Continue to whisk the mixture for a few minutes, then add the water a little at a time, still continuing to whisk.
Remove from the burner and, while still whisking, add each of the essential oils.
Store in a closed glass container.

Lavender Bath Moisturizer

Bath moisturizers leave the skin feeling silky smooth.
Pat rather than rub dry with the towel to get the full moisturizing effect.
This one smells just like an early morning with the dew on the herb garden.
3 tablespoons sesame oil or almond oil or safflower oil
3 tablespoons gum Arabic powder from the chemist
1 1/2 cups water
15 drops oil of lavender
2 drops of rose geranium
Place the gum Arabic in a bowl.
Blend the oil with the essential oil, then mix with the powder until a completely smooth consistency is reached.
Place in a blender and, with the blender switched on high, gradually add the water in a stream to produce a rich silky emulsion.
Store in a glass bottle and refrigerate.
Allow to mature for two days before using. Shake well before using and add 1/4 – 1/2 cup to each bath.

Lavender Sleep Pillow

lavender dream pillows

Mix together the following ingredients:

3 parts of lavender flowers
Hop flowers or lemon verbena leaves
Rosemary leaves
Marjoram leaves
Sweet Cicely leaves
2-3 drops lavender oil {recipe under page entitled; Recipe: Oil of Lavender}
Sew the mixture into a bag made of thin material which allows the fragrance to escape eg. Organza or muslin.
Make a pillow slip to contain the sleep pillow. Silks are ideal.

Lavender used as an inhalant is considered to speed recovery from colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis, and flu.Many people who have used the lavender-based herbal sleep pillows from us have reported not only overcoming insomnia but that they were helpful in cases of asthma, and particularly in breaking up pulmonary congestion. The ingredients of sleep pillows vary but it is important to make the mixture around 3 parts of dried lavender flowers and leaves. The fourth part, made up of various tranquilizing or sleep inducing herbs, can be mixed in different proportions according to what you have available.

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